Sydney Criminal Lawyers® Weekly Rundown – Articles from 19 to 25 August 2019

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers

In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:

General Electric Accused of $US38 Billion Fraud

The man who warned of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme years before it came to light has accused General Electric of a multi-billion dollar accounting fraud.

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Your Arrest Rights and Responsibilities in NSW

Knowing your rights and responsibilities on arrest can make the experience easier to deal with, and protect your interests in the longer term.

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Is Adultery Against the Law in Australia?

A woman filed a lawsuit for ‘alienation of affection’ after her husband slept with an old flame.

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Jock Palfreeman on His Denial of Parole & Rights Advocacy in a Bulgarian Prison

A “human rights hero” whose “being made to suffer extreme privations because of his good work” has been refused parole in Bulgaria.

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George Pell’s Appeal Against Convictions for Child Sexual Abuse Fails

Mr Pell has been ordered to spend at least three years and eight months behind bars.

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Skewed Priorities: Morrison Promises Billions to Australian Special Forces

The PM has promised billions to the organisation accused of overseas war crimes, while those on welfare struggle and homelessness skyrockets.

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Should George Pell Be Defrocked?

He remains a Cardinal of the Catholic Church despite being convicted of child sex offences, and the convictions being upheld on appeal.

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Police Officer Accused of Targeting Critic of ‘Harmful Cult’

A police detective who follows a ‘socially harmful cult’ has been accused of leading a campaign for criminal charges to be brought against a critic.

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Black Deaths in Custody – Where Did We Go Wrong?

Indigenous people continue to die in custody more than 30 years after the landmark Royal Commission.

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NSW Police Must Be Stopped From Misusing Strip Searches

A new report has revealed that police strip searches have risen 20-fold over the past 12 years, and are often unlawful.

It has called for restrictions to the situations where members of the public are able to be “stripped naked by total strangers and often forced to contort into unusual positions: to bend over, to squat and cough”.

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Are There Situations Where a Person Who ‘Confesses’ Should Plead ‘Not Guilty’?

The fact that a person admits to illegal conduct does not mean they should always plead guilty to the charges brought against them by the prosecution.

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Communities of Resistance: An Interview With an Antifascist Activist

“Antifascism is a movement based on the practical need to defend communities against fascist violence and intimidation.”

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Coroner Criticises Police ‘Shoot to Kill’ Policy

The Coroner suggested that shooting to kill ‘high risk’ persons should be a measure of last resort.

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Protect Our Eroding Rights: An Interview With Human Rights Law Centre’s Tom Clarke

The Human Rights Law Centre has launched a campaign for the enactment of an Australian Human Rights Charter.

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Prosecuting Whistleblower Richard Boyle Is Against the Public Interest

The former Australian Tax Office employee is facing years in prison for exposing the organisation’s dishonest debt collection practises.

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